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Gaultheria shallon

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Gaultheria shallon

Species Name: Gaultheria shallon
Common Name: Salal

Beautiful shrub for shady, moist areas. Does best along coast with summer fog. The fruits are edible.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2 - 4' H x 4 - 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun (morning only) to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Klamath Range, Outer North Coast Range, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, south Outer South Coast Range
Natural Habitat: Moist forest margins below 2,400'

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